19 May 2019

Victoria Street Art

Victoria is a great city to wander about on foot, popping in and out of water views, looking for dynamic street art. . . On this latest visit, we found a vibrant mural by Victoria artist, Nicole Majcher, a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. ‘My artwork

07 May 2019

Rubens In San Francisco

In 1600, Peter Paul Rubens left Antwerp to study and paint in Italy. But, eight years later, when he learned his mother was dying, he returned home. Rubens was conflicted about staying in Belgium: ‘I have not yet made up my mind whether to remain in my own country Flanders

30 Apr 2019

Petterson In Seattle

We were excited to stumble into notice of Andre Petterson’s wonderful new work, on exhibit at Foster White Gallery in Seattle from May 2nd to 25th. We asked the much-traveled, ever eloquent Vancouver artist to tell us a little about this striking new series of paintings. . . . “On

23 Apr 2019

Carry On Ema Peter

Earlier this month, we were delighted to feature a Q and A with talented architectural photographer, Ema Peter, whose award-winning work can be found in publications from Architectural Digest to Dwell and the New York Times. A Vancouverite, Peter’s work takes her across the world. We were eager to see

20 Mar 2019

Munch at Home

‘I inherited two of mankind’s most frightful enemies—the heritage of consumption and insanity,’  Edvard Munch wrote in his private journal. ‘Illness and madness and death were the black angels that stood at my cradle.’ In 1868, five years after his birth, Munch’s mother died of tuberculosis. His favourite sister –

19 Mar 2019

The Blumenthal Room

18th Century painter Mathias Blumenthal moved to Norway in 1749. You’ll find beautiful examples of this ‘History and Portrait Depicter’s’ work in The Blumenthal Room or the Blumenthalrommet at Kode 3 Museum in Bergen. In 1760, Blumenthal was hired by wealthy businessman and Dutch consul Henrik Jansen Fasmer to adorn his

26 Feb 2019

La Quinta In Bloom

Under the bright, bright blue sky and the dry heat of the desert sun, the gardens of La Quinta must fight for attention. Much respect to the gardeners and homeowners whose hard work brings the beauty down to earth.    

22 Feb 2019

Milstein In Toronto

Talented Photographer Jeffrey Milstein – whom we profiled in December – is mounting a show at the Bau-Xi Toronto from March 9th to 23rd. Entitled AERIALS and shot from a helicopter, the exhibit will include photographs of transport vehicles and iconic sites like Versailles, Times Square, the Empire State Building and the

10 Feb 2019

London Museums ’19

And on to London where the museum offerings for the year are ever exciting. Here’s a peek at a few exhibits that have caught our fancy. Soralla @ The National Gallery “I hate darkness,” said Spanish Impressionist painter Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. “Claude Monet once said that painting in general

29 Jan 2019

New York Museums ’19

It is another exciting year of  art in New York. Here are a just a few of the exhibits that have caught our interest. Andy Warhol @ The Whitney There has been much excitement about the Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again exhibit. Running until March